It hasn’t been the best quarter for Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group Limited (HKG:1803) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 12% in that time. But that doesn’t undermine the rather lovely longer-term return, if you measure over the last three years. Indeed, the share price is up a very strong 213% in that time. After a run like that some may not be surprised to see prices moderate. If the business can perform well for years to come, then the recent drop could be an opportunity.
Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group isn’t currently profitable, so most analysts would look to revenue growth to get an idea of how fast the underlying business is growing. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong revenue growth. That’s because it’s hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.
In the last 3 years Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group saw its revenue shrink by 41% per year. So the share price gain of 46% per year is quite surprising. It’s a good reminder that expectations about the future, not the past history, always impact share prices.
The chart below shows how revenue and earnings have changed with time, (if you click on the chart you can see the actual values).
Balance sheet strength is crucual. It might be well worthwhile taking a look at our free report on how its financial position has changed over time.
What about the Total Shareholder Return (TSR)?
We’d be remiss not to mention the difference between Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group’s total shareholder return (TSR) and its share price return. Arguably the TSR is a more complete return calculation because it accounts for the value of dividends (as if they were reinvested), along with the hypothetical value of any discounted capital that have been offered to shareholders. Dividends have been really beneficial for Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group shareholders, and that cash payout contributed to why its TSR of 213%, over the last 3 years, is better than the share price return.
A Different Perspective
While the broader market lost about 1.3% in the twelve months, Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group shareholders did even worse, losing 23%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case there’s a good opportunity. On the bright side, long term shareholders have made money, with a gain of 18% per year over half a decade. If the fundamental data continues to indicate long term sustainable growth, the current sell-off could be an opportunity worth considering. Before spending more time on Beijing Sports and Entertainment Industry Group it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.
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